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July 24, 2014

People of distinction in the church, company, school or community should be given something to note their distinction. Many people receive plaques that have to hide in their homes. These are beautiful things to display, but people cannot carry them around town. A lapel pin is something that notes a person of distinction that they can take with them. Everyone wears lapel pins in today’s world, but special lapel pins are going to draw the attention of people who wonder what the pin is for. Each pin that is listed below shows people in the community who are the best among them.

The Retired Teacher

Retired teachers should be given hard enamel lapel pins when they leave after many years of service. The retired teacher often does not make much money, receive much fanfare or hear how special they were. The retired teacher can wear a lapel pin when they are out in the community so that everyone knows how special they are.

The Retired Pastor

Pastors who leave the pulpit should be noted a great pastor in their church. Pastors who are named “Pastor Emeritus” or “Pastor Laureate” should be given a lapel pin that will show everyone who they are. When the pastor returns to give a sermon, they can wear the lapel pin to signify their status in the church. People in the community will recognize the pin and be able to congratulate the pastor on a job well done.

The Retired Police Officer Or Fireman

Retired police officers and firemen should be honored at their retirement with more than a gold watch. A lapel pin shows people in the community who committed their life’s work to protecting them. Police and fire officials should be able to wear a lapel pin proudly that they were putting their life on the line.

When people wear lapel pins, they are given a chance to show off how much they have accomplished. People in the community see these pins in public, and they get to congratulate people on a good job. The lapel pin is a symbol of pride that others can take note of.

July 23, 2014

Pizza Volante Wright Park 2

Posting for Wordless Wednesday.

July 19, 2014

I bet that the class rings from joyjewelers.com would be a delight for high school and college students alike. Of course, this website is a great source for those who are thinking about getting a class ring for their class, group, club, or team as a souvenir or as a memorabilia. It stands as a symbol for everything that they went through and as a symbol of their friendship as well. It makes me feel sad that I had lost mine when we transferred to a new home a few years back. I’m thinking of borrowing from one of my friends and see if JoyJewelers can make the same piece.

July 19, 2014

So glad that Typhoon Glenda (International name: Rammasun) has left. I am also very thankful that it left us unscathed. It left so much damage, though, and I feel very sad for those who were deeply affected. Many properties were destroyed and thousands of people were homeless.

It’s raining outside again and another storm has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility. I hope it’s not as strong and I am praying that it will change its course.

I am feeling cold as I am typing away and I need a dose of this…


June 26, 2014

You have been assigned the responsibility of creating and presenting a PowerPoint presentation to a large group of customers for your company. You have been avoiding the actual creation of the slides because your strength lies more in other areas. When you are presented with numbers, statistics and facts, you’re in your element. When it comes to anything design-related, your brain freezes.


Find a PowerPoint Design Expert
Take care of the numbers and statistics on your desk because you can find a design firm that will create your custom PowerPoint presentation design for you. Look for a firm that has created at least 10,000 slides, because this tells you the company has been in business for a while and has developed a solid reputation for excellent design work.

The Advantages You Gain
You’ll meet with expert designers who will consult and collaborate with you on the slides you need to have created. During your meeting, the design team will find out what message you want to convey, then they will collaborate with each other to design each element of each slide.

Relieve Yourself of the Worry
Once you leave the PowerPoint design company, you’ll be able to focus on the work you do best. When your supervisor asks about the progress of your presentation, you can truthfully tell her that everything is coming together just as you planned. You’ll be able to go through the presentation with a designer, who will explain everything the company has done for you.

June 17, 2014

Did you know that calcium can help lower blood pressure? Well, it was only recently that I read about it and I’m so happy with this news because I love milk!


Mocha Malt Surprise


  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup chocolate malt mix (like Ovaltine)
  • 2/3 cup low-fat chocolate milk
  • 1/ 1/2 tsp. instant coffee


  1. In blender, puree all ingredients 30 seconds or until combined. Add 1/2 cup ice. Puree 30 seconds mor,e or until smooth. Serve immediately.
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May 31, 2014

When designing a new product, you need to create a prototype to test it out before it’s released to the public; without a prototype, you can’t test your product’s dimensions, shape, mechanics, electronics and materials. When you create a prototype, you are able to figure out if there are any flaws in your design. This is hard to do if you don’t have an object to look at, but a prototype makes it easier by allowing you to visualize your product.

Creating a prototype allows manufacturers to place a physical object in front of a test group. Lots of things sound great on paper, but when they are created, they may have inherent flaws that make them unusable. Creating a prototype allows you to take a look at your product from an unbiased perspective, and it gives you the opportunity to fix problems before you go into production.


When choosing a company to produce your prototype, you need to get a good idea of what they are going to offer you, so it’s best to talk to at least three companies before making a decision. They should all give you a quote, and that’ll give you a good idea of what price range you should be looking at for your product.

Find a prototyping company that can give you some suggestions about your product; most companies employ engineers that can help you with features, usability issues and refinements. A professional prototyping company knows what people are looking for in a product, and they can help you fix mistakes when they come across them.

April 10, 2014


Did you know that protein shakes have been shown to help women double their belly fat loss? So turn your coffee into a super slimmer to shed pounds faster. To do: Simply blend 6 oz. coffee, some almond milk, chocolate protein powder and ice until it’s frothy.

April 10, 2014

It is prom season again.  Young women are trying to decide what to wear for the big event and young men are trying to decide on a mode of transportation and decide where to take their date for dinner.  With so many decisions, it may seem overwhelming; however, we can help you with one decision – - where to eat on prom night.  Olivia’s Taste Restaurant is one of the best Polish Restaurants Chicago because of its great atmosphere and delicious Polish cuisine.  You can choose one of many Chicago Restaurants for your prom night; however, these are the reasons you should choose Olivia’s Taste.

1.       Atmosphere – From a romantic table for two to a large table for 14, our restaurant can accommodate the size of your party and make your dinner memorable.  Whether you want to spend one-on-one time with your date before going to the prom or you have a huge group of friends that all want to dine together, we can make that happen for you. Simply call our friendly staff to check on reservations for prom season.

2.       Affordable – We know that prom costs can quickly climb into the hundreds of dollars. Between the dress, the tuxedo, flowers, pictures, transportation and your meal, you could spend hundreds of dollars.  However, Olivia’s Taste has affordable menu options that are delicious and filling.  By choosing our restaurant for your prom night dinner, you can enjoy a five-star meal at a price that will leave you money for the after-prom parties.

3.       Specialized service – Because we are family owned and operated, we enjoy when our guests visit us on special occasions. Our staff goes out of the way to make sure that you enjoy your meal and your special occasion.  We want to help make your special night a huge success by beginning with a freshly prepared and delightfully authentic polish entrée and dessert.

We know that you can choose any restaurant for your prom night dinner; however, we also know that you cannot go wrong by allowing us to play host for your special dinner.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our office.  We are willing to make special accommodations, if possible, for your special evening.  For example, if you want to have flowers delivered to the restaurant to have them on your table waiting for your date, just call ahead to let us know that they are arriving so that we can have your table ready when you arrive.

April 9, 2014

There was a little commotion yesterday at my favorite home furniture store. I was there last night to check out their new arrivals when a woman lost her newly bought smartphone. She dropped it somewhere in the store and didn’t notice it was missing until half an hout later. The store manager asked that the video from their Infrared Trail Camera be played right in front of her.

True enough, she dropped her phone and it’s another one of their loyal customers who took it. The man noticed it and intentionally kicked the phone to hide and when no is looking, he picked it up and placed it in his pocket. Shame on him.

Apparently, the woman got back her phone after about a month. The staff sent a text message to the man who took it, inviting him to check out their new arrivals. When he came, the store manager confronted him and showed him the video.

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